Lockout / Tagout. “Control of Hazardous Energy” 29 CFR 1910.147 Cummins Rocky Mountain. Purpose of Lockout/Tagout (LOTO). WHY LOCKOUT/TAGOUT? Cummins Rocky Mountain LOTO procedures are designed to prevent accidents, to protect employees and equipment from accidental start-up.
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Lockout / Tagout
“Control of Hazardous Energy” 29 CFR 1910.147
Cummins Rocky Mountain
Cummins Rocky Mountain LOTO procedures are designed to prevent accidents, to protect employees and equipment from accidental start-up.
These are employees who are allowed to perform energy control procedures. Training will include company approved energy control procedures, recognition of energy sources, and methods for isolation and energy control.
These are employees that operate the equipment on which work is being performed. Training will include the purpose and use of the energy control procedures.
These are all other employees that may work in an area where energy control procedures may be used. Training will include instruction on the energy control procedures and the restrictions relating to attempting to restart or reenergize equipment that is either locked out or tagged out.
Only individual circuit breakers can be locked out in a circuit breaker. If the whole panel was locked, circuits powering other equipment would be inaccessible.
DO NOT OPERATE
This Lock/Tag may
only be removed by
DEPT : _______________
Examples of tags we use.
However, if you cannot immediately repair the ‘plug and cord’ equipment, it should be LOTO to prevent unintended startup. The above picture shows the plug to a pedestal grinder. Since the employee couldn’t repair it until the parts arrived, a LOTO plug cap placed was used.
Steps to Apply LOTO
Remember to re-install all guards after service is complete!!!!! Otherwise, a serious hazard may be created.
All lockout/tagout procedures are found through the link to Lockout / Tagout link on the Cummin’s safety website.
If you have any questions on Lockout/Tagout, contact your supervisor or submit a question using the “ASK THE EXPERT” menu selection on this website.